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Verizon Wireless Provides Charging Stations To Support North Carolina Residents Affected By Storms

Residents without power can charge phones, contact family at Verizon stores

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August 27, 2011

Karen Schulz
Karen.Schulz@VerizonWireless.com
864-987-2006

WILMINGTON, NC — As power outages and recovery efforts continue along the coast in the aftermath of devastating storms Saturday, Verizon Wireless has charging stations at all retail stores in North Carolina to help area residents contact family, friends and loved ones.

Residents without working cell phones can make calls free of charge from the company’s pool of working handsets. Additionally, battery charging stations will be set up to allow customers to charge their cell phones and smartphones.

Stores now with generator power include:

  • Jacksonville Store – 1122 Western Blvd., Jacksonville, NC 28546
  • Morehead Store – 4950 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
  • New Bern Store – 2011 S. Glenburnie Rd., New Bern, NC 28562
  • Rocky Mount – 1228 Home Depot Plz, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Mobile Stores have been deployed and set up in the following locations:

  • Roanoke Rapids – 277 Premier Blvd., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
  • Oleander – 4512 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

Customers can also conduct standard activities in the stores including establishing new lines of service, purchasing phones and accessories, meeting with customer service representatives and paying bills.

Store hours are Sunday 11:00AM-7:00PM; Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-8:00PM.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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